Cap in Effect After January 23, 2015
The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is notifying the community that after January 23, 2015, community members’ fines for Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) car seizures at any CBSA port will no longer be paid for by MCA.
Since September of 2009, MCA has paid the $1000 and up fines for Akwesasne community members who had their vehicle seized for the first time by CBSA. Over the past 5 years, MCA has paid $313,868 toward these fines.
On December 9, 2014, Council passed MCR 2014/2015 - #271 stating that these penalities will no longer paid by MCA as of 45 days of the MCR date.
Community members travelling through the CBSA port after January 23, 2014 will be responsible for any fines incurred.
If you have any questions related to CBSA vehicle seizures please contact MCA’s Community Advocate Wesley Benedict at 613-575-2250 Ext. 1031.